Melbournians often take for granted the natural splendour surrounding our city but regional gallery, Geelong Gallery plans to change this by hosting two exhibitions specially focusing on the charms of the You Yangs.
For travellers unfamiliar with the area, the You Yangs hills are located along the Princes Freeway towards Geelong. The granite peaks of the You Yangs hills loom large on the horizon and rise hauntingly from the flat volcanic pains.
The You Yangs support a rich variety of plant species. Tall eucalypts such as Manna Gum, Yellow Gum and River Red Gum give way to sparse undergrowth of native shrubs and groundcovers. Patches of Wattle and Drooping She oaks also occur. The endangered Brittle Greenhood Orchid is one of thirty species of orchids to be found in the park.
Hosting the exhibition, the Geelong Gallery is one of Australia’s leading and oldest regional art gallery, being established in 1896. The exhibition is presenting two artists focusing on the local landscape of the You Yangs, Fred Williams and Mark Dober.
'FRED WILLIAMS IN THE YOU YANGS' EXHIBITION
This exhibition at the Geelong Gallery of You Yangs landscapes offers an opportunity to view Fred Williams’ classic interpretation of the Australian landscape that is a recurring subject of his artistic endeavours in the 1960's and 70's.
Fred Williams in the You Yangs focuses on the turning point in the artist's vision of the Australian landscape.
On display till 5 November 2017.
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'THE YOU YANGS - MARK DOBER' EXHIBITION
Reflecting the enduring interest of artists in this unique location, this exhibition of recent watercolours by Mark Dober includes large-scale multi-panelled works painted en plein air in a vibrant palette.
Exhibition on display till 15 October 2017.
Opening hours: Daily 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Location: Geelong Gallery (Little Malop Street, Geelong VIC 3220)
Contact: 03 5229 3546